Hello, stampers and welcome to June’s Color Fusions Blog Hop.

I have so much to share with you this month but before we start talking about the projects that I made I must tell you that this color combo really challenged me.

While I like all of these colors individually I didn’t know how they were going work together.  What I now realize is that this combination of color looks very rich when you combine them.

Playing with color is fun, after all, that is what this hop is all about, Right?

When I added Whisper White to the mix it brightens up the whole look.  Adding the neutral color Crumb Cake to the mix toned everything down.  Using crumb cake as your neutral color gives you a fall look.  You will see what I mean when you check out my projects.

As I started to think about what I was going to make all I could think of was flowers.  I thought well, I can make flowers using the Grapefruit Grove color and I can make leaves using the Tranquil Tide and the Mint Macaron colors.  That left blackberry bliss as the backdrop so that is what I did.

The leaves look a little darker than normal because I embossed them.  Embossing changes the color slightly.  For example look at the Grapefruit Grove flowers.  I embossed the backing of each flower.   That is why the Grapefruit Grove flowers look two-toned.

To add some elegance to the Tranquil Tide tag I added the new velvet ribbon down both sides.  Look closely to see the ribbon.  In person, the ribbon really adds to the look.

Did you notice the two flowers that are punched out of the tag?  Look at the bottom corners.   There is a new punch in town.  It is really nice you can use it three different ways.  This little flower is just one of your options.  The punch also rounds corners and can make a small oval ribbon whole.  I find myself using it all of the time.

 

See how rich in color this card is?  I’m so glad that I was challenged to use this grouping.

The second project is this cute pocket box and note card.  I love being able to use stamps to make 3-D projects.  This little box and card are great for gifting cash.

Now let’s talk about the gift card in the pocket box.  I’m thrilled with the way it turned out.   This card has so much texture but yet it is still simplistic.  Check it out.

The rows of texture are cut with a thinlit.  I simply added a thin layer of liquid glue to each cutout image.  I let the glue set a few seconds so it would get tacky and then I added them row by row on to the note card.  The thinlit image is long enough to fold around to the back, so both sides of this note card are pretty.  Because I let the glue set a bit before applying the images to the card they stick like a post-it.  They are not slippery the glue won’t leak out and you can position and move them because the glue is tacky but not dry.  Once you have everything in place it will dry and everything will be permanent.

I couldn’t stop there.  I wanted to see what a daisy would look like in the NEW color Grapefruit Grove.  I made one and loved it.  So I added the flower to a lollie pop stick.  I rolled the white stick onto my Mint Macaron stamp pad to get the stem the color that I wanted.  I added some leaves and a bow and was done.   

I laid the daisy across this craft color pillow box.  The box needed one more thing, a bit more texture.  So I used the same thinlit that I used on the note card and added a row of texture to the pillow box.

Here are all of my projects together.

When these projects are grouped together you can see how the white brightens things up and how crumb cake color tones things down.

I hope you enjoyed your time here.  Let me know what you think.  I strive to inspire you if only a little bit!

Now, lets head on over to see what the talented Paola Philliips has created for us.  Have fun hopping around.

 

 

Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee

 

 

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